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  • The Global Scientific Community Needs to Promote Diversity in Research Together

    • Apr 27, 2023

    In this article, five members of the ALBA Network Steering Committee explain why this kind of global network has never been more important than it is today.

  • Ways to Improve Scientific Rigor while Working Remotely_

    • Apr 17, 2023

    In light of the anxiety that changes to our work environment have caused, it is particularly important to identify and highlight some of these advantages. Lique Coolen and Oswald Steward outline them below.

  • Conveying the Excitement of Scientific Discovery through Fiction

    • Apr 11, 2023

    In this interview, Nick Ingoglia shares how he incorporates his research experience into his writing, what he hopes audiences take away from his novels, and tips for scientists looking to explore a writing career.

  • "Good Advice Usually Comes for Free" & Other Insights To Help You Excel

    • Apr 6, 2023

    In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to a Neuroscience Career, published in Neuron in May 2015, Marian Joëls and the other authors applaud the worldwide excitement around neuroscience and the number of people entering the field. Here, Marian Joëls further explores these topics.

  • Communicating Your Science to the Non-Expert

    • Mar 28, 2023

    As a neuroscientist, your research could benefit all of humanity, yet it’s so hard to talk about with the very people who it could help. Watch this webinar to learn how to communicate your science with the public.

  • Science Policy Careers: The Difference Neuroscientists Can Make

    • Mar 22, 2023

    Julianne McCall, who worked as a science policy consultant with the California Senate Office of Research for two years, shares why it’s important for scientists to consider roles in policy, how scientific outreach inspires her work, and ways to be competitive in this career path.

  • A Former NIH Research Administrator on Transitions & Success

    • Mar 15, 2023

    Connie Atwell, whose last position was extramural research director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, focuses on what it was like transitioning from academia to research administration, and why the role was so fulfilling.

  • Learn to Say Yes and No Without Guilt & Regret

    • Mar 10, 2023

    Someone proposes a new project, or asks you to serve on a committee, or wants you to mentor a new lab member, on top of everything on your to-do list. Consider these tips to help you say yes or no with greater confidence and ease.

  • An Academic or Public-Facing Career:Why Not Both?

    • Feb 27, 2023

    Here, Jennifer Taylor and Casey Henley share separately how their careers have evolved to incorporate outreach in an official capacity alongside their teaching portfolio, and explain what they've learned about outreach and career development from this unique experience.

  • A Look at One Neuroscientists Career in Pharma and Biotech

    • Feb 23, 2023

    As Khan Ozol, the global head of talent scouting at Novartis, was completing his postdoc, he realized that he wanted to pursue a different path: an entrepreneurial career, but still focused on science.

  • Thinking on Your Feet:Tailoring Your Elevator Speech

    • Feb 13, 2023

    An elevator speech is one of your most important networking tools. Keep these tips in mind as you adapt your pitch to appeal to different nonscientific audiences.

  • Advocating for Social Change as a Neuroscientist on SocialMedia

    • Feb 7, 2023

    Ubadah Sabbagh explains how advocacy using social media can be effective and strategies that neuroscientists can use to effect change.

  • "Beyond the Lab"With a Scientific Grants Manager

    • Jan 31, 2023

    Jerome Jourquin, a scientific grants manager at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, talks about the crucial skills he developed in his PhD program, and how he applies his skills to his current position.

  • How to Find a Mentor as a Graduate Student

    • Jan 23, 2023

    At large research universities, it is your responsibility as a student to seek out and engage faculty members.

  • Inside a Career Built on Perseverance, Curiosity and Seeking Opportunity

    • Jan 17, 2023

    Osvaldo Uchitel, whose last position was senior researcher at the University of Buenos Aires, focuses on what it was like to conduct high quality science and rebuild a community of neuroscientists in Argentina despite a volatile political climate and scarce funding and scientific support.

  • How a Journal Handles Your Paper

    • Jan 9, 2023

    The editors-in-chief of four international neuroscience journals offer insight into what editors look for, what their roles are, and what you can to do to make your paper stand out in this workshop.

  • A Guide to Finding, Applying for, and Landing a Faculty Position

    • Jan 3, 2023

    In this interview, Arianna Maffei answers some of postdocs’ most common questions at the start of their careers, on topics including finding mentors, applying and interviewing for jobs, and starting a lab.

  • 7 Paths to the Career You Want

    • Dec 19, 2022

    Explore these resources and personal stories highlighting different career path opportunities in the field.

  • Before You Start a Lab:What to Consider

    • Dec 12, 2022

    There’s no one right way to set up a lab. From building a culture to purchasing supplies, determine what works best for you — and then run with it. Tim Mosca shares what he’s learned and observed from setting up and running his own lab.

  • Overcoming Challenges as a Native American in STEM

    • Dec 5, 2022

    Naomi Lee is an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at Northern Arizona University. In this interview, Lee discusses challenges of being a Native American in research, and her goals of improving American Indian and Alaskan Native health through research, STEM education, and mentoring.